Programs of Study

Educators' Summer Studio

June 22–28, 2014

A one-week studio intensive for art, design, technology, and arts integration educators: this program will help you recharge your creative side with personal studio time—while earning PDU/CEUs and experiencing CCAD’s groundbreaking curriculum firsthand.

Dates & Deadlines

  • May 30 Registration and fee deadline
  • June 13 Refund requests deadline
  • June 22 Move-in and orientation
  • June 28 Reception, exhibition, and move-out

Program Costs

The program fee of $250 covers up to 4.5 PDU/CEU credits, one week of on-campus residence, 12 meals, all supplies, and all costs related to local transportation, admission, and off-campus activities.

Alternatively, you may choose to live off-campus and attend as a non-residential participant for a fee of $50, which does not include on-campus residence or meals.


Successful completion of all sessions of the 2014 Educators’ Summer Studio will earn 4.5 professional development units (PDUs; formerly known as CEUs).

PDUs can be submitted to your professional development committee for application toward K–12 license renewal. But even if you don’t need PDUs for licensure, consider adding them to your professional portfolio as evidence of professional work needed to gain employment or to receive promotion or tenure.


Participants in the Educators’ Summer Studio are assigned private rooms in CCAD’s Design Square Apartments. Those choosing not to stay on campus will be issued a campus parking pass.


If you’re an art, design, technology, or arts integration teacher, your professional effectiveness goes hand-in-hand with your personal creativity.

The Educators’ Summer Studio is a program of meaningful professional development and impactful creative experiences designed especially for you.

Experience CCAD’s new, forward-thinking curriculum firsthand and engage in collaboration with others—all in the college’s up-to-the-minute professional studios, labs, and classrooms.

For a schedule of the week’s activities, click here. For descriptions of each session and lecture, click here.

In just one week, you’ll:

• Invest in your own creative growth and development
• Build relationships with other creative and innovative educators, and with      the faculty and staff at CCAD
• Get specific activities and lesson ideas to take back to your classroom
• Bolster your understanding of how design education can be integrated with business and entrepreneurship

The Collaborative Core and CCAD MindMarket

Collaborative Core projects are central to CCAD’s new curriculum—and they are a key focus of the Summer Studio as well. For your project, you’ll work with your colleagues on a real-world art or design challenge in the CCAD MindMarket. You’ll also explore how design thinking can enrich your own curriculum and personal practice. For full session descriptions, click here.

Creative Practices Workshops

Creative Practices workshops are intensive, hands-on sessions that challenge you to expand your creative skills in both traditional and digital directions—and all media are specially selected to be great candidates for classroom use. Sessions include:

• Cyanotypes and Salt Prints
• Digital Sculpting: Portraiture
• Sketch Aerobics
• Typography as Music

For full session descriptions, click here.

Teaching the Teacher Lectures

Let’s talk about teaching: the “Teaching the Teacher” series takes you into the pedagogical decisions and structures of CCAD. Learn how project-based learning, collaboration, business skills, and Airstream trailers all come together in one of the nation’s most forward-thinking art and design curricula. Sessions include:

• The Studio Education of Successful Artists and Designers
• Airstream as a Model for Collaborative Education
• The Business of Art and Design
• Preparing Practice-Ready Artists and Designers

For full session descriptions, click here.

Personal Studio Time

Evenings are reserved for the studio. Your personal studio time is supported by CCAD faculty mentors who will help you explore the projects and topics of each day.

Wind Down and Wrap Up

Your last day is spent focusing on applications for the classroom—including a visit with artist Jason Hackenwerth, an international sculptor whose massive, yet ephemeral creations occupy both land and air. A celebratory reception and exhibition of the group’s work close the program.

Additional Information


All courses are taught by CCAD faculty and staff. For faculty bios, click here.

Safety and Security

Residence hall advisors and campus security staff are available at all times to ensure campus safety and security. Participants in turn are expected to follow all campus housing regulations and the CCAD student code of conduct. Specific rules and regulations are included with the information packet mailed after registration.

Getting to Campus

Columbus is served by Port Columbus International Airport (airport code CMH). Airport pick-up and drop-off services are provided by CCAD’s security staff for all College PreView and Discovery Club students; service is available on request for Educators’ Summer Studio participants. If you plan to keep a car on campus during the program, you’ll be required to obtain a parking pass and park in designated lots. (More info about this is included in the information packet sent after you register.)


All residential programs begin with a mandatory orientation on the first day. If you cannot arrive in time, please plan to arrive the day before—and let program staff know well in advance. Housing will be made available if you must arrive early.